The College has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students under the age of 18, and the needs of vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding Policy includes child protection, abuse and neglect, prevention of bullying, harassment and discrimination, dealing with attendance issues and security. We also have a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy, as would be expected.
As part of our safeguarding duty we aim to ensure that:
- A safe learning environment is provided for all
- Young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm are identified
- Appropriate action is taken to ensure that such young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe.
The College has detailed procedures to provide a clear direction to staff and application of these procedures is mandatory.
Our message to students about bullying is simple - you don't have to stand for it.
Students are advised to tell their course manager or contact Student Services if they have a problem. The College is here to help.
E-Safety tips given to students are as follows:
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
- Don’t post personal information like your mobile number or address
- Never give out your passwords.
Here at Bishop Burton College, we ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome and supported and all students are treated fairly. We are committed to equality and diversity, which means we:
- Celebrate diversity and challenge discrimination
- Create an environment in which everyone feels safe, respected and listened to
- Recognise individual differences and treat everyone without prejudice.
The college is firmly committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees, students and any other persons affected by its activities.
We acknowledge the importance and positive benefits of effective health and safety management and strive to maintain the highest standards for health and safety.
The college fulfils its duties by:
- Establishing effective systems to assess risk and identify precautions, which are sensible and proportionate.
- Encouraging consultation/communication on health and safety matters to raise the profile of such issues throughout the organisation.
- Providing employees and students with the necessary information, instruction and training to carry out their work/studies safely.
- Educating students in risk awareness by incorporating the basic principles into all appropriate courses.
- Regularly monitoring and assessing health and safety performance.
Further details can be provided by contacting the college, to ensure the information is current.